Cambridge English - KET - SAMPLE TEST 1 - Reading and Writing

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Which notice (A-H) says this (1-5)?

For each question, choose the correct letter. 

1. You should put things back in the right place.


2. Go here if you have lost something.


3. You must walk in this place.


4. These students do not have a lesson.


5. You cannot go in through here.






Read the sentences about an internet café. For each question, choose the correct answer. 

The Internet café quickly became ______ with Ivan and his friends.

  • favourite
  • popular
  • excellent
  • exciting

It only ______ Ivan five minutes to get to the café.

  • takes
  • has
  • gets

Ivan often ______ his friends there after school.

  • waits
  • meets
  • goes

The café has different ______ of computer games that they can play.

  • things
  • ways
  • kinds

Ivan thinks there is a lot of ______ information on the internet.

  • certain
  • sure
  • useful

Complete the five conversations.
For each question, choose the correct answer.

Why didn't you come to the pool yesterday?

  • I didn't see them there.
  • It was a great time.
  • I was doing something else.

- "I have to go home now."

- "_____"

  • Have you been before?
  • It’s still quite early.
  • How long was it for?

Whose phone is that?

  • It’s not there.
  • Wasn't it?
  • I'm not sure.

There weren't any more tickets for the match.

  • That's a pity.
  • It isn’t enough.
  • I hope so.

Shall we play that new computer game?

  • It's all right.
  • Yes, it is.
  • If you'd like to.

Complete the telephone conversation between two friends. 

What does Josh say to Matt?

A. I'd like a new one but I don’t think I’m good enough to win.

B. I didn't see it. Is the competition on all afternoon?

C. Hi. You're calling early!

D. Do the winners get CDs like last year?

E. It wasn't very good then.

F. I didn't know that was today.

G. I haven't got one of those.

H. Maybe, we'll see. Shall we meet in the park at 2.00?

For each question, choose the correct answer from A-H. There are three extra sentences that you do not need to use.

Matt: Oh, sorry. I’m phoning about the Skateboarding competition this afternoon.


Matt: Really? There was some information about it in our club magazine.


Matt: Just from 2.30 till 5 pm. They give out the prizes at 6 pm.


Matt: The prizes are better this time. The top prize is a skateboard.


Matt: You're much better than you were last year!


Matt: Great! See you then.

Read the article about a young swimmer. Are the sentences below ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’?

If there is not enough information to answer ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’, choose ‘Doesn't say’.

Ana Johnson 

Ana Johnson is a 13-year-old swimmer who lives in Melbourne in Australia. Her dream is to swim for Australia in the next Olympics. She swims in both long and short races and she has already come first in many important competitions.

As well as spending many hours in the pool, Ana also makes time for studying and for friends. "I have lots of friends who swim and we're very close. It’s much easier to have friends who are swimmers because they also have to get up early to practice like me and they understand this kind of life. But I’m not so different from other people my age. In my free time, I also enjoy going to movies and parties. There are also some good things about swimming for a club. I travel a lot for competitions and I’ve made friends with swimmers from other Australian cities and from other parts of the world."

Ana is becoming well known in Australia and she believes it is important to get more young people interested in swimming. "I don’t mind talking to journalists and having my photograph taken. But last year I was on TV and that was much more fun."

Ana hopes she will become an Olympic swimmer.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Ana knows that she is better at short races than long ones.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Ana has won a lot of swimming competitions.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

It is difficult for Ana to make friends with other people who swim.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Ana likes doing the same things as other teenagers.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Ana has met people from different countries at swimming competitions.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Ana prefers speaking to journalists to being on television.

  • Right
  • Wrong
  • Doesn't say

Read the article about a circus. Choose the correct answer for each space.

A famous circus

The circus, Cirque du Soleil, began in Montreal, Canada. It was started the Canadian Guy Laliberté in 1984. When he left college, Laliberté traveled around Europe and earned money by music in the streets. Not long after he returned home, he started Cirque with  friend, Daniel Gauthier. During the 1990s, Cirque grew quickly. It now does shows over the world and the number of people working for it has grown from 73 to than 3,500.
The Cirque does not have any animals, but is music and dance and each show tells a story. show, which is called Varian, is about a man who could fly. The show starts with him falling from the sky and tells the story of how he to learn to fly again.

Read the descriptions of some words about the free time that people have. What is the word for each one? The first letter is already there. There is one space for each other letter in the words.

People who like watching football often go to this place.

s _ _ _ _ _ _

=> s

If you enjoy taking photographs, you will need this.

c _ _ _ _ _

=> c

People who like swimming in the sea often go here.

b _ _ _ _

=> b

You may play this instrument if you like music.

g _ _ _ _ _

=> g

If you enjoy camping, you will need to take this with you.

t _ _ _

=> t


Complete the message left on the internet by a girl from Mexico City. Write ONE word for each space.

My name is Elisa Valdez. I’m twelve and I live in Mexico City. I two brothers, Emilio and Miguel. Both of are a few years older me.
My sister, Maria, is youngest in my family and it was her tenth birthday week. I love spending time my friends. We often shopping or play volleyball together. I really enjoy dancing too. I joined a dance school five years and I go there twice week to practice. I’ve learned a of interesting things about my country’s music and dancing.

Read the invitation and the email.

Fill in the information in Louisa’s notes.

Louisa’s Notes

Ice-skating party

Person having party: Sara


Time: p.m.


Travel there by:

Carla’s evening phone number:

Read the email from your English friend, Alex.

Write an email to Alex and answer the questions.
Write 25 — 35 words.
Write the email on your answer sheet.


Sample 1
Dear Alex,
I will come to you at 18.00. I want to watch “Fast and Furious”. I would like to eat chips, pizza, and fast food, and drink cola.
5 marks
All three parts of the message clearly communicated.

Sample 2
To Alex,
Yes, it’s so great. I arrive at 2.30 and I want to watch Titanic because is interesting and nice. I would like eggs with potatoes or hamburgers.
4 marks
All three parts of the message communicated but there are some non-impeding errors in spelling and grammar.

Sample 3
I’m really happy to come to your house. You can choose the film. I like cartoons. We can eat popcorn and kola, and chips, sandwich, hamburger, and
3 marks
Two parts of the message are clearly communicated.
Information about what time to come is not included. There are only minor spelling errors and occasional grammatical errors.

Sample 4
Hello. I came to my house last week. DVD is a film. I can come at 12.30. My favorite eat it’s a pizza and chips. My favorite drink a cola. Thank you.
2 marks
Only two parts of the message communicated. Information about which DVD to watch is not included. There are errors in grammar which may require patience on the part of the reader.

Sample 5
Hello Alex,
I can’t wait for the moment when I will go to your house. I would like to see a fantastic film like a Star Wars.
1 mark
Only one part of the message communicated.